End of Summer Poetry Activities

Cathryn Cofell with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets sends the following reminder and update of Wisconsin poetry happenings.

The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFOP) Fox Valley Poetry Series meets at Harmony Cafe in Appleton (233 E. College Ave) on the third Monday of most months.  Each evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with the featured reader(s), followed by an open mic open to anyone who wishes to read 1-2 poems.

Monday, August 19, 6:30 p.m. – Carolyn Vargo and Ed Werstein

 Carolyn Vargo is a Regional Vice President for WFOP, a substitute teacher in West Allis – West Milwaukee, a retired teacher from Milwaukee Public Schools, an organizer of readings at People’s Book Cooperative, teacher of the Urban Echo Poets at the Urban Ecology Center, a bird watcher and a grandmother.

Ed Werstein, Milwaukee, WI, spent 22 years in manufacturing and union activity before his muse awoke and dragged herself out of bed. His sympathies lie with poor and working people. He advocates for peace and against corporate power. His poetry has appeared in Verse Wisconsin, Blue Collar Review, Stoneboat, Mobius: the Journal of Social Change, and other publications.  His first book has just been accepted by Blue Collar Review.



Sept 16          Karla Huston and Rusty McKenzie

Oct 21            The Electric Squirrels: Maryann Hurtt, Marilyn Windau, Georgia Ressmeyer

 Nov 18           Sharon Auberle and Rolf Olson                 



AUG 14 (WEDNESDAY) DICKINSON POETRY SERIES FEATURES RICHARD E. CARTER & CAROLYN KENNEY-CARTER: On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a reading by a local or regional poet followed by an open mic and reception. The public is welcome, and admission is free.  7:00 p.m. at the UUF, 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim.  For more information visit www.uufdc.org or call 920.854.7559.

 AUG 27 (TUESDAY), APPLEBLOSSOM BOOKS, OSHKOSH FEATURES GEORGIA RESSMEYER:  The reading takes place at 6:30 pm at Apple Blossom Books, 200 E City Center, Oshkosh.   An open mic will follow where participants may read one or two of their own poems or poems by others that they love.   Twice a winner of grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board, Georgia has published fiction, numerous poems, and a poetry chapbook, Today I Threw My Watch Away (Finishing Line Press, 2010).  Come early and enjoy a meal or grab a cup of coffee at Caramel Crisp and Café whose inner doors connect with the bookstore.


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